Promoting Employment and Asset Development through use of Work Incentives

This interactive session highlights work incentives that promote employment and asset development. Participants will gain understanding of Social Security’s work incentives that are in place to assist individuals in their return to work and self-sufficiency. Other programs that promote asset development such as Individual Development Accounts and the Earned Income Tax Credit will be outlined. Resources will be provided for these work incentives and programs. After this session, participants will be able to  1. Summarize the differences between Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program as well as define what a disability is according to Social Security;  2. Identify at least five Social Security work incentives that promote employment while protecting key benefits;  3. Summarize why income preservation and asset development is important for people with disabilities;  4. Identify at least three key programs that promote asset development and protect certain benefits;  5. Identify who to contact for assistance with developing work incentives and using asset development program as well as know where to search for additional resources on the subject matter.